Speakers

Robbert Jan Van Kranenburg
Director - Resonance Design
Rob van Kranenburg (1964) is involved in innovation and negociability strategies of Internet of Things. He has worked at the University of Ghent with Professor Ronald Soetaert, the University of Amsterdam with Professor Elsaesser, de Balie with Andrée van Es, Doors of Perception with John Thackara, and has taught various courses at graduate and postgraduate level and Art and Design Academies. He founded Council, a thinktank for the Internet of Things, to bring this latter perspective into the heart of the debates.He is a co-founder of bricolabs (bricolabs.net) and wrote The Internet of Things, a critique of ambient technology and the all seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks, Instititute for Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2008, andTowards Designerly Agency in a Ubicomp World, In: Tales of the Disappearing Computer, Kameas A., Streitz, N. (eds), CTI Press, 2003, pp. 119-127. http://www.theinternetofthings.eu
Mirko Ross
CEO - Asvin
Mirko Ross is an activist, expert, speaker, publicist and researcher in the field of Cyber Security, Blockchain and the Internet of Things. Mirko is a member of the Expert Group on Internet Security of Things of the European Cyber Security Agency ENISA. In 2018 he founded asvin.io to increase Security in the Internet of Things.
Tomaž Savšek
Assistant Management Director - TPV d.o.o.
Dr. Tomaž SAVŠEK has a BS (1989), an MS (1992) and a Ph.D. (1998) in electro technical science from the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Ljubljana. He was a Research Engineer at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Ljubljana from 1989 to 1992. Since 1992, he headed a project team for the development of a combat simulation system. He also headed Centre for Operational Research and Simulations. He has Certificate of Senior International Defence Management Course from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA. Since 2006, he is Assistant General Manager in TPV, responsible for the public private partnership and strategic research and development projects. He is also a professor at the Faculty of Industrial engineering in Novo mesto, focused on green car initiatives and e-mobility.
Francisco Maroto
CEO - Oies Consulting
Francisco Maroto (aka Paco) is CEO and founder at OIES Consulting. Francisco has more than three decades of international experience in the IT and Telco industries. Prior to launch OIES, he worked in different management roles in companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Amdocs, SAP, HP, Vodafone, Indra or Matra Aerospace. Globally recognized as one of the top IoT advisor and leading voices on the state of Internet of Things. Entrepreneur, visionary, usual speaker in IoT international events, respected blogger and IoT influencer.
Urban Sedlar
Assistant professor - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Urban Sedlar, Ph.D., is assistant professor and senior researcher at the Laboratory for Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His recent work focuses the area of cyber security threat assessment using large scale honeypots. He has also been involved in several EC and national research and development projects on the topics of emergency response systems, cloud computing and Internet of Things.
Piotr Beling
Director of Industry 4.0 – Digital Solutions - SpyroSoft
Piotr holds a MSc. in Electronics at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He started his professional career as a .NET developer, then focused on business analysis and finally on project management. Piotr has a strong track record in delivering enterprise and consumer IoT solutions during the previous 5 years. As an engineer, interested in topics in the field of Industry 4.0 and IoT. As a manager, he always focuses on strong interpersonal relationships, cooperation and building trust. His goal is to fully understand clients’ needs and give engineers the confidence and tools to build best products. Currently responsible for Industry 4.0 – Digital Solutions business unit at SpyroSoft S.A.
Robi Pritržnik
CEO & Founder - Foreach Labs d.o.o.
Robi holds a BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology, he is the Founder & CEO at Foreach Labs, a young creative digital AR agency. He built his career and entrepreneurial skills in numerous IT organizations, most recently he was the CTO at BTC Phoenix, where he was responsible for development of complex eCommerce solutions and integration of new technologies. His greatest passion has always been researching and developing ways to utilize advanced technologies such as AR/VR/MR, which in his opinion are the future of interacting with things around us and also provide a rich user experience. His motto in life is simple: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
Štefan Idzig
Strategic consultant & IT architect - IBM Slovenija
Mr. Idzig is a Strategy Consultant and IT Architect in the IBM Systems Group. His 15 years of expert knowledge of the strategic IT infrastructure design and implementation are backed up by expertise in managing complex and sensitive projects accomplished by service and support delivery. His present focus is advising on Artificial intelligent solutions for varieties of industries to help enterprises leverage data and analytics to power its business and operational models.
Darko Toplak
CDO – Chief Digital Officer - V tisk d.o.o. Maribor
28 years in software development company as software consulter and project/product manager (InIn d.o.o. Murska Sobota). Successfully implemented and finished more than 400 MSP projects. Involved as consulter and leading of implementation in large project for Oil Business companies like MOL, OMV (with Actual IT d.d. Koper). Successfully finish more like 20 projects for software implementation in MIS production companies. Many year’s intensive involved in digital transformation process in different manufacture companies. Last 2 years leading the digitalization process in digital large print company V tisk d.o.o. Maribor
Klemen Peternel
CEO - Kalmia d.o.o.
Klemen earned his PhD at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana where he worked as a research assistant. He is passionate about delivering great digital products. From 2010 he co-founded multiple tech startups. One of them was acquired by Iskratel - the leading European vendor and provider of infocommunications solutions. Today he is a co-founder and CEO of software development studio Kalmia LTD. Kalmia provides technical consulting and software development services in the fields of telecommunications, business process automation and blockchain.
Aleš Brumen
Sales consultant - TIS Inženiring za telematiko in software d.o.o.
For the last 20 years Ales Brumen has been employed by TIS d.o.o. First as a technical consultant and for the last 12 years as a sales consultant. Over the years, he met with many different companies that do their jobs in different ways. Through the practice of his work he realized the differences and similarities of industries and companies operating both in international and domestic market. With his work and experience, he brings company client’s modern digital transformation (DTM) solutions that enable them to be more competitive in the market. During his sales consultant career he dealt mostly with solutions that facilitate the work of people and operations, while reducing paper consumption. Such solutions include video identification, capture of electronic customer signatures and the introduction of software robots (“bots”) into business processes.
Tina Kraigher Mišič
Chief Legal Officer - Info hiša d.o.o.
Tina is an Info House CLO. Before taking this position, she was a consultant in the field of access to public information at the Information Commissioner. She has been dealing with personal data protection and civil law for the last 10 years.
Steven Pannell
Cheif Digital Offier - IBO GmbH
Steven Pannell, CDO. With over 25 years of IT experience Steven has worked at several successful start-ups as well as one of Europe’s largest e-commence retailers. Steven has experience in Enterprise IT Systems, IT consultancy, launching new products and information architecture in areas including e-commerce, big data, ML and mobile applications. Today he is the CDO of IBO GmbH leading the company’s digital transformation and business diversification for industrial digital solutions.
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